Imagine you've got just three days to come up with a furniture design that challenges the notion of offices as static, stagnant spaces. And you not only pull it off, but when Ikea's Concept Innovation Manager Göran Nilsson sees your mock-up, says "That, I could buy immediately."
That was the situation product designer Rui Pereira, spatial designer Svend Jacob Pedersen and interaction designer Young Eun Kim found themselves in after participating in Space10's Body Awareness Makerthon. The event asked the teammates to create a dynamic piece of office furniture for an "active workspace," and here's what they came up with:
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As someone whose workspace suffers from horrific glare that moves across the windows throughout the day, I echo Nilsson's thought: That, I could buy immediately. And if that's what they came up with in just three days, I want that trio locked up inside that design lab for another three months. (Relax, it appears there's a kitchen in there.)
Think you could do better? You're welcome to try a workshop yourself: Click on over to Space10's website and find the part that says "Open positions—We are always looking for fresh talent and experienced frontrunners."